Teamsters rank-and-file members have elected critics of outgoing General President James P. Hoffa to lead the union in a more militant direction.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
01 Jun 2016
The Teamsters union is accelerating its efforts to organize harbor truck drivers in Southern California.
09 May 2016
California drayage companies are not rushing to take advantage of new legislation that could shield them from fines and penalties if they classify their independent contractor drivers as employees.
06 May 2016
The California labor commissioner’s office has launched an amnesty program for trucking companies.
03 Mar 2016
Harbor trucking appears to be evolving into a two-model system. The independent-contractor model is best suited for entrepreneurial drivers who are comfortable with a high-risk, high-reward environment, while other drivers prefer the security of an hourly wage and guaranteed benefits.
17 Feb 2016
The recent decision by Hub Group to discontinue its employee-based drayage operation in Southern California is the latest event in a tug of war between the independent contractor model of trucking and the employee model that is likely to continue for some time to come and the result will impact costs for shippers.
04 Feb 2016
ABF Freight, the less-than-truckload arm of ArcBest, laid off more than 200 dock and yard workers as LTL shipments and tonnage dropped in the fourth quarter. ArcBest's asset-light businesses saw volumes rise in the same period.
06 Jan 2016
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters union filed unfair labor practices charges against a Massachusetts-based trucking company that shut down Dec. 21, laying off 75 employees, including 40 truck drivers.
23 Dec 2015
The California Labor Commissioner ruled in favor of 38 drivers who claimed that drayage company Pacific 9 Transportation misclassified them as independent contractors, awarding the drivers a total of $6.9 million in stolen wages, with an average individual award of $182,270.
01 Nov 2015
The Teamsters union is eying California, a state with drivers clamoring for representation and a regulatory climate sympathetic to work misclassification, as a launching pad for a national drayage organizing push.
23 Oct 2015
Union pilots at UPS authorized a strike if their leaders fail to wrest concessions in contract talks, but any labor action would face major obstacles and delays.
17 Oct 2015
Teamsters at car-hauling companies rejected a proposal critics called concessionary, but the union said was critical to the survival of unionized auto transporters.
14 Oct 2015
Employees at three major West Coast grocery chains will vote this weekend on a tentative contract reached this week between their employers and the Teamsters union.
10 Sep 2015
Shortly after winning a tentative contract with the nation's largest car hauler, Teamsters leader James P. Hoffa said his union would support autoworkers in any strike against car makers.
24 Aug 2015
Con-way Freight workers in Portland, Oregon voted not to join the International Brotherhood of Teamsters last week, marking the seventh outright defeat for the union in its attempt to organize workers at the second-largest stand-alone U.S. less-than-truckload carrier.
22 Aug 2015
Workers who pack and ship goods for the Google Express same-day delivery service voted to unionize, the latest victory for the Teamsters union in its drive to organize Silicon Valley contract employees.
21 Jul 2015
The Teamsters are deploying a bi-coastal strategy to challenge what the union charges is misclassification of drayage truck drivers as independent contractors, an indication of how the issue has expanded far beyond the San Pedro Bay area.
08 Jun 2015
The Teamsters and unionized car-haulers begin labor talks on a long-term contract at a time when auto sales are booming and the car-hauling industry is healthier, and more consolidated.
15 May 2015
The Teamsters union lost a representation election at FedEx Freight's Chicago Heights, Illinois, terminal, the latest setback in the union's effort to organize the largest U.S. less-than-truckload carrier. So far, the Teamsters have organized four FedEx Freight terminals.
04 May 2015
Eco Flow, a Southern California harbor trucking company backed by a venture capital firm in Los Angeles, on Monday announced with the Teamsters union the formation of a motor carrier with employee drivers.
01 May 2015
Drivers who walked off their jobs on Monday at three harbor drayage companies in Southern California to protest alleged misclassification and wage theft returned to work Friday, according to a statement by the Teamsters-affiliated Justice for Port Truck Drivers.
30 Apr 2015
The picketing by independent harbor truckers serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach got some attention in Congress after a congresswoman on Wednesday highlighted their efforts and asked whether the federal government could come to their aid.
27 Apr 2015
A Teamsters-supported organization that is attempting to organize owner-operator truck drivers in Southern California said Monday a number of drivers were picketing the yards at several trucking companies, as well as marine terminals in Los Angeles-Long Beach.
23 Apr 2015
The Teamsters union lost another round in its terminal-by-terminal organizing battle with Con-way Freight, the second-largest U.S. less-than-truckload carrier. To date, the union has three victories and six losses — not counting two terminals where the Teamsters withdrew an election petition.
16 Mar 2015
Truck drivers at the Stockton, California terminal of FedEx Freight, the largest U.S. trucking company, voted to join the Teamsters union, making Stockton the fourth terminal to go union since the start of an organizing campaign last fall. However, six terminals have rejected the union, and the Teamsters have withdrawn six election petitions.
09 Mar 2015
The legal wrangling over the classification of drayage company drivers as being either employees or independent contractors has been going strong for 10 years now, yet closure could still be many years off.
30 Jan 2015
A Superior Court judge on Thursday ruled that seven drivers working for Pacer Cartage at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are employees and are owed a total of more than $2 million in damages.
21 Jan 2015
The Teamsters union suffered a pair of setbacks this week in its drive to organize FedEx Freight, the largest U.S. less-than-truckload carrier.
16 Jan 2015
Efforts to unionize owner-operator drivers in the New Jersey could get a boost from a state Supreme Court ruling that limits companies’ ability to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees.
14 Jan 2015
Twenty-five years after a consent decree settling a federal racketeering lawsuit reshaped the Teamsters union, the government agreed to phase out direct oversight of union affairs.
09 Jan 2015
Con-way Freight drivers and dockworkers in Bakersfield, California, this week voted to not join the Teamsters, marking the fifth time company employees have rejected the union.
09 Jan 2015
Drayage drivers at Shippers Transport Express, a subsidiary of SSA Marine, on Friday chose to make Teamsters Local 848 in Southern California their exclusive bargaining representative, making Shippers Transport the second trucking company at Los Angeles-Long Beach after Toll to be represented by the trucker union.
04 Dec 2014
The Teamsters union drive to organize FedEx Freight, the largest U.S. less-than-truckload carrier is hitting a few roadblocks. The union withdrew an election petition at the less-than-truckload carrier’s Nashville, Tennessee, terminal this week.
21 Nov 2014
Recent case law involving the independent contractor model in trucking indicates that companies must cover all bases in order to convince the courts and government agencies that owner-operator drivers are not direct employees, a Southern California attorney told the Harbor Transportation Club this week.
21 Nov 2014
A Teamsters-affiliated group in Southern California on Friday said it halted picketing that began this week at facilities operated byPacer ACartage, Harbor Rail Transport, LACA Express, QTS and WinWin Logistics.
20 Nov 2014
A Teamsters union election for drivers at a FedEx Freight terminal in Richmond, Virginia, has been canceled, the third election withdrawal in three weeks.